The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

12 March 2006

Get out of jail, not quite free

I've never had occasion to avail myself of their services, but it occurs to me that a bail-bond operation, to be successful, must be memorable: when you're likely to need them, your mind is probably on, um, other things, and research is not high on your list of priorities.

This is no doubt why Ken Boyer has all those vintage cars parked around town. One outfit that advertises on TV occasionally is 2 Blondes Bail Bonds (not to be confused with 4 Non Blondes), though I'm not entirely sure why lightness of hair is an advantage in this business. A firm with a small but eyecatching Yellow Pages ad is A-Bomb Bail Bonds, whose slogan is "We'll Blast You Out!" Then there's Nutt Bail Bonds: "We've Got the Nutts to Get You Out!"

Still, if your greatest need is for a number for that One Phone Call, perhaps the coolest of the bunch is Mickey Bail Bonds, which can be reached toll-free at 877-IBN-JAIL.

Posted at 7:55 AM to City Scene

I enjoy the place that if you are arrested while wearing a t-shirt with their slogan, you get a discount

Posted by: Dwyane "the canoe guy" at 8:59 AM on 12 March 2006

My wife worked for a company owned by a couple of bail bondsmen. Very nice guys, but there's something different about the way they think and react to people.

Posted by: Ted at 9:40 AM on 12 March 2006

I enjoy the place that if you are arrested while wearing a t-shirt with their slogan, you get a discount

Heh. That reminds me of a guy here in Coweta County, GA who was arrested (for shoplifting, IIRC) wearing a t-shirt touting an erstwhile -- and unsuccessful, and especially undeserving -- candidate for sheriff. The paper published his picture and the shirt was clearly legible but the article and caption made no mention of it.

One of the few times I've wanted to give my local paper a high five.

Posted by: McGehee at 10:21 AM on 12 March 2006

Psshh! I had forgotten until posting that comment -- the sheriff candidate in question is a bail bondsman in Newnan.

He also seems to think he's going to try again in '08.

Posted by: McGehee at 10:23 AM on 12 March 2006